Chinese Takeout

Posted by Lindsey On 6:53 PM

I have been craving chinese takeout for awhile now, and instead of ordering it I decided to try to make it myself. I found these recipes at Joelen's Culinary Adventures, which is an amazing blog, check it out!

Pineapple Fried Rice
From Joelen

2 cups cold prepared rice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
2-3 stalks green onion, sliced
1 small can pineapple tibits, drained
1-2 tablespoons lite sodium soy sauce
salt & pepper to taste

In a wok or skillet, heat oil.
When hot, add diced white onion, garlic, pineapple and half of the sliced green onion.
Toss and heat until white onions are softened.
Add cold rice, crumbling it with your hands.
Fold rice into the onion/pineapple mixture
Allow rice to heat & crisp up.
Add remaining green onion and toss.
Drizzle in the soy sauce for additional flavor and color.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
Fold or toss rice to fully combine.
Serve when heated through.

Mongolian Beef

From Joelen

2 bunches green onion, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 lb lean beef, sliced thin
salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 onion, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce

Season sliced beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
Sprinkle cornstarch over beef and toss to coat. Set aside.
In hot pan saute garlic and onion in cooking oil until softened.
Add meat and brown.
Add oyster sauce and soy sauce; stir to coat.
Just before serving, add green onions and toss.

Both of these recipes turned out great. We have tons of leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Better than getting takeout for sure!!

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3 Response to "Chinese Takeout"

  1. Joelen Said,

    Glad you liked them as they cure our Chinese take out fix too!


  2. Anonymous Said,

    Mmmm these both look delicious! Certainly better than take-out!


  3. Cindy Said,

    I'm tired of the chinese take out, can we get a new post?? HAHA.